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Dr. Chandramana Narayanan Namboothiri

Chandramana Narayanan Namboothiri was born on May 27, 1969 in Chandramana illam, Asamannoor. His father is C.G. Govindan Namboodiri and mother is Sarasvathi Antharjanam. His education level is MSc Ph.D.

He learned Kathakali under Chandramana Govindan Namboothiri and Kalamandalam Ramakrishnan, with his college education itself. He is now working in CPCRI, Kayangulam. Has expertised in "Pacha" characters namely Krishnan, Arjunan, Bhiman etc. Has received many awards for Kathakali performances.

Narayanan Namboothiri is a 'B' grade Kathakali artist at DDK, Trivandrum. He is a very versatile artist and performs Monoact, Drama, Mime, Skits, Mimic Act etc and has won lot of prizes in university youth festivals and other competitions. He regularly performs Kathakali in temples and Kathakali Clubs.

In September 2005, The National Council of Culture, Govt. of Venezuela invited Mr.Chandramana Narayanan to participate in the First Worldwide Encounter of Body Arts held at Caracas, Venezuela in South America as an invited foregin artist from India. He attended the programme and took classes on body language or art in Kathakali. Family members are wife and two children.

Contact Details

Dr. Chandramana Narayanan Namboothiri
Central Plantation Crops Research Institute
ICAR, Kayangulam - 671124
Kerala, India